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Hawks' RB Quinton Ganther picked up for DUI

Seattle Seahawks running back Quinton Ganther was arrested early this morning in Sacramento, Calif. on suspicion for driving under the influence of alcohol. Ganther was checked into the Sacramento County jail at 6:50 a.m. by the California Highway Patrol.

Ganther remains in the Sacramento County main jail as of this morning, and is being held on two misdemeanor counts for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more.

Ganther’s bail is $1,482, and he has a court date scheduled for this Wednesday at 1:35 p.m. at the Sacramento County Courthouse.

The 25-year-old Utah product was signed as a free agent this offseason and expected to compete for a roster spot at running back, providing some versatility with his ability to also play fullback.

Ganther played last season for Washington for current Seahawks running back coach Sherman Smith. Ganther began his career in Tennessee, playing three seasons for the Titans.

The Seahawks are aware of the situation but have not commented at this time.

Update: Ganther has been released from jail. According to a spokesperson with the California State Patrol, Ganther was arrested for suspicion of DUI at about 3:15 a.m. this morning in downtown Sacramento. The Seahawks also have released this statement on the incident: "We are aware of the situation and in the process of gathering information. We have no further comment at this time."